Divorce and Family Law Blog

What Should I Wear to Court?

What Should I Wear to Court? Preparing to go to court for the first time can be more than a little stressful. The process might feel unfamiliar and you may be worried about how to act in front of the judge and/or jury. To that end, what you choose to wear to court can have… read more

What’s the Difference Between an Attorney and a Lawyer?

What’s the Difference Between an Attorney and a Lawyer? You’re thinking about getting a divorce. You know that the divorce process can be complicated, especially if your divorce is contested. So, you decide to reach to someone with experience and knowledge for help. You sit down and begin to type “San Diego divorce” and then… read more

What’s the Difference Between Alimony and Spousal Support?

What’s the Difference Between Alimony and Spousal Support? Things can be drastically different when spouses decide to get divorced. How is the spouse who earns significantly less – or nothing at all – stay on their feet and make ends meet after a divorce? In California, that’s what spousal support – or alimony – is… read more

Modifying Custody and Visitation Orders

Modifying Custody and Visitation Orders Modifying Custody and Visitation Orders If you and your former spouse had children together, an important part of your divorce proceeding likely involved determining custody and visitation arrangements that would be in each child’s best interest. Of course, things change over time, so what made sense at the time of your divorce… read more

5 Things to Remember If You’re Facing False Accusations in Court

5 Things to Remember If You’re Facing False Accusations in Court Legal proceedings involving couples can become highly contentious. This is certainly true for matters involving divorce. Spouses often have a different recollection of the facts and it’s not uncommon for harsh things to be said to one another in court. Sometimes these statements are… read more

Three Common Questions About the New Alimony Tax Law

Three Common Questions About the New Alimony Tax Law In December 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  All taxpayers will have changes to their 2018 Federal taxes, but if you are divorced, or getting divorced, you probably have some questions about the key changes on alimony. Alimony, or spousal… read more

Puja A. Sachdev, Attorney of the Month

Puja A. Sachdev, Attorney of the Month Puja Sachdev, one of the top divorce lawyers in San Diego, CA, was featured as the Attorney of the Month by San Diego Attorney Journal.  Read the article “Altruism Drives Family Law Attorney’s Success”.  The article highlights the divorce lawyer’s philosophy in managing her team, working with clients and… read more

Considering Divorce? Ask the hard questions.

Considering Divorce? Ask the hard questions. When a marriage breaks down, emotions and stress can run high. Of course, every marriage has its ups and downs, so knowing whether what you are feeling and experiencing is just a bump in the road or a sign that it’s time to throw in the towel can be… read more

Getting Back on Solid Financial Ground After a Divorce

Getting Back on Solid Financial Ground After a Divorce It’s no secret that a divorce can wreak havoc on your finances. That’s true whether the divorce was contentious or amicable. Even if you had a prenuptial agreement, you are still separating households, dividing assets and liabilities, and incurring the necessary expenses that come with the… read more

Dealing With the Holidays When Your Divorce is in Transition

Dealing With the Holidays When Your Divorce is in Transition Divorce can be difficult any time of year, but facing the holidays when you are contemplating or have initiated divorce proceedings can be especially challenging. You and your spouse may have established cherished traditions together over the years and you may be worried about how… read more